High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

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High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:20 pm

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Season Ten: Round Eight
Carnival by Tricky

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RULES
:arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 5th of November and ends at 9pm on Monday the 19th of November
:arrow: The aim is to score as many points as possible
:arrow: Post scores and screenshots/photographs in this thread
:arrow: The rules are here
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:arrow: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1912
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INSTRUCTIONS

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SCORING
:arrow: Points will be awarded using the following formula.
:arrow: points = (YS / BS * 50) + ((NOP - YP + 1) * (50 / NOP))
:arrow: YS = Your Score
:arrow: BS = Best Score
:arrow: NOP = Number of Players
:arrow: YP = Your Position
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HIGH SCORE TABLE

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Link to Overall High Score Table...http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=15435

Thanks to Galax for the Mode 7 fonts.

This from one of our elite (not the trader/pirate/mining game by Braben and Bell) but Tricky who also chose it......
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by FourthStone » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:32 am

Nice game which I am not very good at. One question, do you have to get the word bonus in order without shooting anything else in between getting the letters? Or does the bonus apply as long as the letters are hit in order with other things being shot as well?

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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:49 am

Hi FS,

I don't know the answer to that. Why don't you ping Richard and see what he says.....
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by tricky » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:41 am

Shoot the letters in order, doesn't matter what else you hit in between, but the bonus stops accumulating when you hit B so leave them to last for a higher bonus.
Every shot that doesn't hit a pipe reduces the pipes bonus, so shoot them first for maximum pipe bonus.
You get extra points for each bullet left at the end of the round.
In fact I think everything from the original game is there apart from the extra bonus for shooting the pipes oposite each other consecutively.

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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:49 pm

Well, it'a start - don't remember how to get my initials into the score list so for now, I'm AAA.....9,090
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by FourthStone » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:28 pm

Hey Ed, press enter to cycle through each letter then press x to move to next letter, move to ok and press enter to complete.

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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:26 pm

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Hey Ed, press enter to cycle through each letter then press x to move to next letter, move to ok and press enter to complete.
Thanks, I had forgotten this....
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 pm

Ok, just to prove it worked.....I'm now ERD, first name, second name, last name initials.... 13,660
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by FourthStone » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:43 am

Hmmm, not got the timing for this game, keep hitting the '-' targets and using way too many bullets.

What is the thing shooting the bullets? Kind of looks like a high heel shoe :lol:

Can't wait to see what Tricky can score on this :wink:

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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 am

Well I got a little bit better, tough game though..... 14,110

Oh that thing that looks like a 'shoe' is a pistol ala carny style....
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Post by sydney » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 am

3rd go, didn't get on the high score table previous to this!

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Post by ctr » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:28 pm

This is frustrating. The last thing I did was miss a diving duck and hit a -500.

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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:50 pm

And a bit of a bump up.... 15,830
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:32 pm

High Score Tables Updated......
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:31 pm

Should have probably done better with this one but it is a small improvement..... 16,270
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by tricky » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:49 pm

14,730, not a good score for me, and I seem to be getting worse!
The 2,700 was my forth game and the 14,730 my first!
Once you get good at this game, the latency on an emulator starts to be a problem (for me anyway!).
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You might get some tips from one of my old games (Youtube) if you can put up with the beebem sound bug.
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Post by FourthStone » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:58 am

Small improvement, can't aim to save myself.

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Post by JoolsH » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:57 am

Great conversion, this. Best so far:

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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by tricky » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:36 pm

Thanks, it was my first beeb game since the 80s!

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:29 pm

High Score Tables Updated......
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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by JoolsH » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:42 pm

I'm improving, but still a way off the scores I got last time we played this (was that really four years ago??)

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Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Post by KarateEd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:58 pm

JoolsH wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:42 pm
I'm improving, but still a way off the scores I got last time we played this (was that really four years ago??)

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Yeh, I was surprised it was that long ago too. I'm nowhere close to my best score yet either......tough game.

I think I remember getting one good run with all the other runs being somewhat mediocre in this game.....
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Post by CMcDougall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:57 pm

luckily played this, as I still had the pre-release demo without the new loader screen!
could get more points, but at mo 5,380 :)
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Post by FourthStone » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:00 pm

Intense concentration resulted in a slight improvement... not good at this at all ](*,)

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Post by KarateEd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 pm

Tried this on my Master and I like it better. The sounds are certainly crisper and I think the game play might be too.... 18,240
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Post by KarateEd » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:17 am

Another bump up..... 19,350
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Post by chrisn » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:35 am

It's great to play this again... 16,770

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Post by JoolsH » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:47 am

The Retro Software page for this game is still empty four years later... :o http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/ind ... =Carnivale

I'm getting better...

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Post by chrisn » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:07 pm

A small improvement ... 19,210

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Post by ctr » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:55 pm

Getting there... 17,310
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